by Alex Lloyd Gross
You answer your phone and it’s President Biden on the other end. At least that is what Life Corporation ( Life Corp) wants you to believe. Of course the president is not calling you personally but there is a message. Maybe you will listen a bit longer when you recognize the voice.
In reality, it’s not Joe Biden on the other end. It’s an Artificial Intelligence generated bot that is spreading what Attorney General Michelle Henry said is misinformation about political goings on. Attorney General Michelle Henry said it is misleading. She has signed on along with other Attorney General’s last month, This letter, to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on behalf of 26 states, is urging the Commission to subject the use of A.I. in robocalls to existing laws.
The Anti-Robocall Multistate Litigation Task Force’s investigation revealed that Life Corp allegedly spoofed the calls to make them appear as if they were coming from legitimate New Hampshire political party official phone numbers.
“Robocalls are much more than mere nuisances. They can cause fear, alarm, and in these instances, misinformation that could sway potential voters,” Attorney General Henry said. “Our democracy is based on free and fair elections, and we cannot tolerate threats to those rights. Using A.I. to make these phone calls can be extremely dangerous as people will be more likely to trust who they hear on the other end of the line.”
If Life Corp does not comply with the warning letter, it could be in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Truth in Caller ID Act, and other state consumer protection laws.